This episode of the Arabic Lettering Workshop at MCAD, titled “Yalla Habibi” will explore expressive way to interpret ubiquitous words from the Arabic language covering calligraphic styles like Naskh and Kufi. The participants will explore and decode the words, their meaning and their structures, and be guided to creatively re-interpret them.
No previous experience in Arabic lettering is necessary, and beginners are welcomed to join in this day of drawing, design, and cultural exchange! Through the process, the participants will learn about the main parameters that define the Arabic script and letterforms to explore the different results that can be generated.
The Arabic Lettering Workshop is a series of workshops about Arabic lettering started by Khajag Apelian, Wael Morcos, and Kristyan Sarkis. Every episode takes on a different form.
About the Artist:
Wael Morcos is a graphic designer and type designer from Beirut, Lebanon. Upon receiving his BA in Graphic Design from Notre Dame University (Lebanon), he spent three years developing identities and Arabic-Latin bilingual typefaces, in addition to working in print and exhibition design. Wael received his MFA from RISD in 2013, after which he moved to New York and worked with several studios in the city before founding Morcos Key. Wael has been featured in Print Magazine’s 15 under 30, was named a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club and an Ascender by the Type Directors Club.
Co-sponsored by MCAD Continuing Education and Mizna.